(Surrey, BC) This week yet another Mètis person has decided to publicly leave the Mètis Nation British Columbia (MNBC) as one of their MNBC citizenship card holders. The desire by Mètis people to continue to remove any association with the MNBC continues to grow in light of the continuing MNBC dysfunction.
Miss Donna Kondra lives is from the Lower Mainland and has been a recognized as an active Métis member with the Nova Métis Heritage Association for years. There is no denying her passion and care for her community and dedication to the Mètis people.
BC Métis Federation President Keith Henry stated, “I was touched this last week as I was able to join Donna and her family in supporting a family member dealing with a serious health issue. During the event she requested that I terminate her MNBC citizenship card because she no longer recognized the legitimacy of the MNBC to represent her or her family in an honourable fashion”
President Henry added, “Donna and I have debated the merits of belonging or not to the MNBC for some time. I know she did not make this decision lightly and she was supported by her very large family in this decision. It was clear that although she did not want to get in a political fight, she also recognized that by not taking action she could be seen as silently endorsing the ongoing issues at MNBC, which she clearly does not.”
BC Métis Federation President Henry concluded, “Thank you Donna for entrusting me to carry out your request. You now join hundreds of other Mètis people who want nothing more to do with the MNBC in light of so many MNBC issues. I have attached a copy of the cut up card and I know that Donna and her family will support mutual work at the BC Mètis Federation to rebuild responsible Métis governance in BC.”
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